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London. Battle between German and English
fleets in North Sea hourly expected. German fleet last
reported off mouth of the Elbe. Fleet carries auxiliary
force of airships. French fleet believed to have formed
junction with English allies for supreme battle with Ger
mans. - -.
London. Poor of England already suffering as re
sult of declaration of war. Retail prices of foodstuffs
doubled. Only average supply of food on hand.
Berlin. Scarcity of food here has reached such a
stage that meeting of city magistrates will be held and
$1 ,500,000 Voted for purchase of supplies.
New York. Cunarder giantess Lusitania is racing
for England under convoy of British cruiser Essex with
200 passengers and cargo including $200,000 in gold.
New York. German Cable Company's cables to
London. Naval battle between German and British
warships reported in North Sea off Hull.
Washington. The Russian embas
sy in Berlin and the German embassy
in St. Petersburg have been destroy
ed by mobs and many persons injured
according to dispatches today to the
state department. ,
Washington. After a conference
at the white house Secretary Garri
son said all Americans will be brought
home safely. Should the food situa
tion become critical for them he ex
pects to dispatch army transports
Tokio. Japan will respect her
treaty obligations with Great Britain.
The cabinet today announced that,
while an attitude of strict neutrality
is to be observed for the present,
should England become involved so
that Japan's aid would be necessary
in accordance with the treaty, that
aid will be extended.
London. Premier Asquith an
nounced the acceptance of resigna
tions of Viscount Morley and John
Burns from cabinet.
Washington. By unanimous vote
the house today passed bill appropri
ating $2,500,000 for relief and trans
portation back home of Americans
now stranded in European war zone.
London. Cabinet met this after
noon. Previously Earl Kitchener and
Lord Haldane were in conference
with the premier at the war office
and report was revived that Kitchener
was to become minister of war.
Paris. There was a wild scene at
the railroad station when M. Santos
Dumont, who has volunteered for
aerial service, departed for the front
today. An enormous crowd gathered
and he was literally mobbed by men
and women embracing and kissing
A call has been issued for volun
teers from the aviation corps to form
a special aeroplane fleet for the de
fense of Paris.
It is the plan of the war office to
hold the volunteer corps in reserve
in the capital to resist any attack that